EnergySafe Magazine Winter 2018, issue 51 - Page 14

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Requirements for DC isolators in Victoria

By Goran Sokoleski , Compliance Officer , Electrical Equipment Safety
On 30 July 2018 , DC isolators became prescribed electrical equipment . This requirement was introduced by amendment 4 of AS / NZS 4417.2:2012 .
Amendment 4 introduced nine additions to the prescribed electrical equipment categories — one of these additions was DC isolators .
DC Isolator An electrical device that — a ) is an air-break b ) is for connection to the wiring of household photovaltaic ( PV ) electrical installation , other household renewable energy installation , or household energy storage installation ; and includes : c ) any dedicated individual enclosure where the DC isolator is classified as enclosed outdoor . A ‘ dedicated individual enclosure ’ includes a single DC isolator in an enclosure or multiple DC isolators in a common enclosure , but does not include the enclosure where the DC isolator is to be installed integral within a power conditioning equipment ( PCE ) enclosure , or is to be installed in an enclosure that complies with a relevant standard for assemblies for use in photovoltaic networks . Class specification AS / NZS 60947.3
It is an offence under section 57 of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 ( the Act ) to supply Level 3 or prescribed electrical equipment without being approved by ESV , another electrical safety state regulator or JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier .
There are currently a number of DC isolators that have been approved and listed on ERAC website .
ESV expects that DC isolators supplied and installed currently will be approved , have the required approval marking , and be listed on the ERAC website .
What does this mean for LEIs ?
LEIs should satisfy themselves that the installer has made every effort to source and install approved DC isolators .
More information
For any queries or further information , please contact our technical line on ( 03 ) 9203 9700 — option 2 .

Safety alert − RCBO prohibition

By Jean-Marie Ntahonkiriye , Compliance Officer , Electrical Equipment Safety
On 1 July 2018 , Energy Safe Victoria ( ESV ) prohibited the supply of RCBOs that do not pass additional tests set by ESV .
If an RCBO covered by the prohibition is not on the list published on ESV ’ s website as having passed the additional tests , it cannot be supplied or installed after 1 July 2018 .
The prohibition applies to RCBOs even if they are integrated into other electrical equipment such as preassembled switchboards .
The prohibition does not apply to DIN mountable RCBOs that are greater than 110mm in length and DIN mountable RCBOs that have a short circuit breaking capacity of 10kA or greater .
However , RCBOs that are marked or marketed as being for household or residential use are covered by the prohibition regardless of their length or short circuit breaking capacity . Examples of RCBOs that comply , a copy of the prohibition notice and related information is available on our website .
There are currently over 580 models and 36 brands of RCBOs listed on the ESV website . More information A list of Q & As regarding the RCBO prohibition and all other information is also available on ESV ’ s website at www . esv . vic . gov . au / RCBO-prohibition
14 For all the latest energy safety news visit www.esv.vic.gov.au Requirements for DC isolators in Victoria By Goran Sokoleski, Compliance Officer, Electrical Equipment Safety On 30 July 2018, DC isolators became prescribed electrical equipment. This requirement was introduced by amendment 4 of AS/NZS 4417.2:2012. Amendment 4 introduced nine additions to the prescribed electrical equipment categories — one of these additions was DC isolators. DC Isolator An electrical device that— a) is an air-break b) is for connection to the wiring of household photovaltaic (PV) electrical installation, other household renewable energy installation, or household energy storage installation; and includes: c) any dedicated individual enclosure where the DC isolator is classified as enclosed outdoor. A ‘dedicated individual enclosure’ includes a single DC isolator in an enclosure or multiple DC isolators in a common enclosure, but does not include the enclosure where the DC isolator is to be installed integral within a power conditioning equipment (PCE) enclosure, or is to be installed in an enclosure that complies with a relevant standard for assemblies for use in photovoltaic networks. Class specification AS/NZS 60947.3 It is an offence under section 57 of the Electricity Safety Act 1998 (the Act) to supply Level 3 or prescribed electrical equipment without being approved by ESV, another electrical safety state regulator or JAS-ANZ accredited third party certifier. Safety alert − RCBO prohibition What does this mean for LEIs? LEIs should satisfy themselves that the installer has made every effort to source and install approved DC isolators. More information For any queries or further information, please contact our technical line on (03) 9203 9700 — option 2.  in length and DIN mountable RCBOs that have a short circuit breaking capacity of 10kA or greater. However, RCBOs that are marked or marketed as being for household or residential use are covered by the prohibition regardless of their length or short circuit breaking capacity. Examples of RCBOs that comply, a copy of the prohibition notice and related information is available on our website. There are currently over 580 models and 36 brands of RCBOs listed on the ESV website. By Jean-Marie Ntahonkiriye, Compliance Officer, Electrical Equipment Safety On 1 July 2018, Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) prohibited the supply of RCBOs that do not pass additional tests set by ESV. If an RCBO covered by the prohibition is not on the list published on ESV’s website as having passed the additional tests, it cannot be supplied or installed after 1 July 2018. There are currently a number of DC isolators that have been approved and listed on ERAC website. ESV expects that DC isolators supplied and installed currently will be approved, have the required approval marking, and be listed on the ERAC website. The prohibition applies to RCBOs even if they are integrated into other electrical equipment such as preassembled switchboards. The prohibition does not apply to DIN mountable RCBOs that are greater than 110mm More inform ][ۂH\وI\Y\[HГœX][ۈ[[\[ܛX][ۈ\[˜]Z[XHۈTո&\X]H]˙\݋X˙݋]KԐГ\X][۸